Cultural Outfit of Malays

By Taaro.                
Traditional Malay attire is the "baju melayu", a loose tunic which is worn over trousers and usually accompanied with a "sampin", which is a sarong which is wrapped around a man's hips.[1] It is also often accompanied with a songkok or cap, on their head. Traditional clothing for men in Malaysia consists of a silk or cotton skirt and shirt with a scarf like piece of cloth tied around his waist. This scarf is sewn together at the ends and is traditionally called a sarong or a kain. Most of the clothing is made up of bright and bold colors. The man also wears a religious hat.
Malay women wear the baju kurung, a knee-length blouse worn over a long skirt. Usually a scarf or shawl is worn with this. Prior to the wide embrace of Islam, Malay women wore "kemban", which were sarongs which were tied just above the chest.
Baju Kurung Kedah –
worn only by Malay women as a daily dress for married women. it is a shorter dress with three-quarter sleeves, so the wearer can move around easily.    

Baju Batik –


worn by men and women on a formal occasion. Usually colorful cotton printed in the batik or wax resist method of dyeing.    
Baju Melayu –



worn by Malay men, it does not have any buttons but has a special kind of button called a butang. The fabric used to make a baju melayu is made from either nylon, satin, or silk. Along with this is a songkok or kopiah, worn on the head. Songkok are generally a dark natural color, and the kopiah is a white color and represents purity.    
Baju Kurung –


a baju kurung is worn by women for occasions such as school (as a uniform) or to a wedding. It too is brightly colored and can come in a variety of different printed designs. It is a knee length dress with a full length sleeves.
 
Baju Kebarung –


is a combination of the baju kebaya and the baju kurung. It is loose and almost reaches the ankles; it is not one of the traditional clothes of the Malay, but an adaptation.  

Kebarung songket –



Kebarung is different with kebaya. This worn usually to evening functions and parties      

baju kurung riau –


This divided into two Baju Kurung and Baju Kurung Male (Baju Melayu) Female. It became the official apparel for Malaysia and Brunei, also can be found in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. There are two types of baju Baju Kurung and Baju Kurung Teluk Belanga Tiny Weasel. This shirt suitable to be worn by all people regardless of age. Baju Kurung is also used to attend weddings, religious, and formal occasions.